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Old 01-01-2020, 02:01 PM
nipsip nipsip is offline
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I Used To Design And Sell Machetes

Somehow $88 was too much for my designed and handmade machetes.

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Old 01-03-2020, 12:43 AM
Doug Lester Doug Lester is offline
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I don't know how I feel about the first knife. It almost looks like a design in search of a use. The kukri looks nice and the third knife also looks good but I would take the bevel higher up towards the spine if not all the way to the spine. Overall, the quality of your work looks good but I would have to say that they look a little small for machetes. They're more like camp knives.

If I were going to do these knives I would ditch the first design. The kukri looks good as far as I can tell from the picture and not knowing anything else about it, like dimensions or alloy it's made from. The third one I'd make larger, like twice the length of the blade. I'd suggest that you chop a lot of things with it and see how that handle holds up, like can it keep the blade oriented and not wear blisters on your hand. I made a couple of small machetes and made the handles too small which made the knives total rubbish because the handles couldn't control the knives.


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